Lightweight portable X-Ray equipment manufacturer Micro-X has inked its first sales contract for its latest product, the Rover militarised X-Ray machine.
The World Health Organisation has facilitated a $1.4 million buy of the Adelaide-made machines for delivery to Pacific Island nations, as part of the global fight against the Covid-19 virus.
Originally developed under contract to Australia’s defence department, the Rover is a ruggedised, military version of its Nano machine which generates X-Rays using a unique carbon fibre nanotube emitter.
The resulting lightweight, low power consumption machine is considered ideal for remote locations and use in deployed military and humanitarian medical facilities.
The latest sale, the first for Rover, has been made direct to the customer, a reversal of the company’s strategy for Nano which is being distributed globally by Carestream under an exclusive agreement.
To date Micro-X has focused on potential military customers for the Rover in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
While military trials are underway, the latest sale illustrates the desirability of the extra functionality and mobility offered in the Rover, according to Micro-X managing director Peter Rowland
Rowland said: “This contract marks an important milestone in the growth of our internal sales capability as we embark on an aggressive sales strategy for the Rover.
“We aim to maintain this revenue momentum throughout the financial year.”
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